Sr. Software Engineer in Test- Catastrophe/QA Modeler, Machine Learning- REMOTE OPTION at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Analytics and Data Services

Guidewire is searching for a model and analytics quality engineer to join us on our mission to transform cyber-insurance with the industry's leading cyber risk platform. Cyber is the #1 threat to US national security, above nuclear weapons, and our work here makes a meaningful impact in this space!

Who We Are, What We Believe, & What We Build

Guidewire is the AWS of insurance. As the market leader, 380 insurance companies run on our mission critical platform. Every second, we support underwriters crafting policies and agents settling claims. We believe that making a great decision should not require 100 in-house data scientists. Our products range from cyber risk quantification to potent ML sandboxes. We are a post-IPO company with the vision to redefine insurance.

Who You Are

You are a passionate and creative problem solver, excited by the prospect of pursuing hard problems and exploring the unknown. You enjoy applying quantitative methods to test and validate the quality of models and analytics. You believe the only models worth using are those that are fully understood and trusted.


  • Be the key stakeholder in deciding whether or not the implementation of our models is meeting expectations
  • Serve as the key communicator for the performance of each model update to internal stakeholders
  • Design and develop ongoing test strategies focusing on data validation and testing of complex statistical models
  • Perform in-depth analysis on large data assist in model development documentation review, model monitoring, and model validation reporting


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science or a related discipline in science, engineering, or mathematics
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in working in a similar role
  • Experience and working knowledge of ML and AI concepts
  • Ability to work with large, continuously flowing amount of structured and unstructured data
  • Familiarity with manipulating data sets using SQL to analyze results of predictive models
  • Ability to succinctly program and manipulate relevant data visualizations using Python and R
  • Familiarity of producing automation frameworks using python
  • Experience with command-line scripting, data structures, and algorithms
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaborate effectively and follow-up to ensure achievement of deadlines, outcomes, and results
  • Experience with QA testing of catastrophe risk models and familiar with common risk metrics used in the insurance industry is highly desirable

Nice to have (but not required):

  • Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Redshift

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About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Sr. Software Engineer in Test- Catastrophe/QA Modeler, Machine Learning- REMOTE OPTION
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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